Tag Archives: internal systems

by Josh Fonger Bottlenecking, or preventing a company from growing into the success it could be, is a common pitfall among business owners. When coaching a recent client I asked, “What three roadblocks will I encounter when implementing documented systems into your business?” the three answers I got back were humbly honest and signified a […]

Introduction to Sam Carpenter’s new book,  The Systems Mindset You want control of your life. Most people don’t master this skill, and so they struggle. In these pages I want to convince you that your life is not an endless stream of erratic occurrences. Rather, that it’s a finite collection of logical, individual systems that […]

Two days ago I submitted the manuscript of my new book to my publisher, Greenleaf Book Group. The title is The Systems Mindset: Managing the Machinery of Your Life. Now in the final stages of copy-editing, it’s due for publication in late October. Because I own the manuscript I’m able to distribute it myself, in conjunction […]

A business writer can get all wrapped up in analogy and metaphor and I try to avoid going down that road too far, but the dog-and-tail comparison is too vivid not to exploit.  In this post I build around the premise that the most important leadership tasks are to establish clear direction for the organization and then to convince […]

Young Russians: Socialists or Capitalists? This is not a political blog. It’s a “systems mindset” blog. In my December 1st post,  Socialism & Capitalism: The Systems Mindset Dissection, my primary message is not about which system is best (although, as an aside, one certainly is more efficient than the other). I use real-life topics like this to illustrate […]

In the three maps above: Note the congruency between economic freedom and personal wealth. Let’s find the connection. I post this on December 1, 2009: Exactly 25 years ago today I went into business for myself. This analysis is a thank you to an economic system that works. This is a two week post because it’s long and covers a lot of […]

This post, on the surface and in the details, is specific to employers. But the fundamentals are absolutely germane to employees or anyone who operates a one-person show. In fact, the more important message is the illustration of the “work the system” approach to any work-related task. Presuming the leader can provide a terrific work situation, the next challenge is to find good people […]